Establishing New Student Organizations
River Parishes Community College (RPCC) encourages students to form groups and organizations for the benefit of the student body, the College, and the community. There are no limitations on the size of a group or organization; however:
- There must be at least five (5) prospective members to form a club/organization.
- There must be a Full-Time Faculty or Staff Representative to serve as club advisor.
- All registered groups and organizations must abide by the rules and regulations outlined in the RPCC Student Organization Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct.
- All groups’ and organizations’ purposes must align with the College’s mission and goals and Louisiana Community and Technical College System Policy#2.005. Student organizations, activities of student organizations that are incompatible with this purpose are prohibited.
*Please note all recognized and affiliated student organizations are unable to use the RPCC name in the title of the organization (example: RPCC Chess Club); rather, organizations wishing to acknowledge recognition from the university may do so by referencing where the organization is chartered (example: Chess Club at RPCC)
Who Can Propose a Group or Organization?
Any students who wish to organize a group or organization may do so provided they follow the necessary steps. The group or organization must have an Advisor and at least five (5) prospective members to apply for registration. Students are encouraged to meet with their chosen Full-Time Faculty or Staff Representative prior to submitting any registration paperwork to discuss their ideas and plans regarding the potential group or organization.
The deadline to submit a request to charter an organization will be the 4th Wednesday after the start of the semester. Only potential organizations that submit completed documentation by the required deadline will be considered. Visit the Office of Student Services for more information.
Steps to Get Started:
The above documents will form the group or organization’s formal Charter. All potential groups and organizations will be required to present their initial Charters at a meeting with the Student Government Association for endorsement. Once endorsed and approved by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Services, all future revisions, and amendments to the group’s or organization’s Charter will require additional approval of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Services before going into effect. The Roster Registration form must be updated within 14 days of the group or organization’s approval to include any newly elected Officers. An updated copy of each group’s or organization’s Charter must always be kept on file in the Office of Student Services.
Groups and organizations are strictly prohibited from discriminating or refusing membership on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs, or marital status.
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Gonzales, LA. 70737
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Boutte, LA. 70039
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